Help the world see better. It’s easy. Simply donate your gently used glasses, including prescription glasses or sunglasses, and readers. Donations will be given to ReSpectacle. ReSpectacle is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that uses the power of the internet to facilitate the redistribution of high-quality, donated eyeglasses to underserved individuals & communities worldwide.
Glasses will not be accepted if...
missing one or both temples (sometimes called "arms")
missing one or both nose pads
missing one or both lenses
lenses that are loose or readily fall outoLenses with major cracks (more than 1/4" or 1/2 cm)
lenses difficult to see through due to scratches or peeling coatings
Hinges that are non-functioning or missing hardware
any sharp points
deformation beyond simple repair
Donations can be dropped off at the Lobby Front Desk.
Zero Waste Bathroom Webinar
Tuesday, April 20th – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The bathroom is the smallest room in the house but it can also be the one that produces the most plastic waste. With all the cosmetic jars, shampoo bottles, liquid soap bottles, plastic razors, and toothpaste tubes, the bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to recycling the packaging generated in the bathroom. If you’re interested in reducing bathroom packaging waste but unsure where to start, please join our Zero Waste Bathroom webinar led by I Love A Clean San Diego. RSVP
Get Down to Earth With Tai Chi
Wednesday, April 21st - 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective form of exercise for the mind and body. The ultimate purpose of tai chi is to cultivate the qi, or life energy, within a practitioner to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Known as “meditation in motion,” this low-impact, slow-motion exercise goes through a series of motions without stopping, focusing on the breath and bodily sensations. Tai chi can be easily adapted for any fitness level or body type. There are many benefits of tai chi including, the reduction of stress and anxiety as well as increased balance, strength, cognitive function, and flexibility. RSVP
Earth Day at City National 2CAL
Thursday, April 22nd - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stop by the Lower Lobby as we Celebrate Earth Day with complimentary Pressed Juicery green shots and enter our Earth Day Raffle for a chance to win a Hydroponic Vertical Garden!
Do you find yourself cleaning out your fridge once a week, tossing those vegetables you didn't use up in time? Is your pantry a collection of random boxes and cans you collected during the pandemic and haven't used? In this class with Detroit Chef Ederique Goudia of Make Food Not Waste, you'll learn how you can turn what you have handy into an amazing dish. Gather those scraps in your kitchen and cook along with Chef E as she shows you how to transform them into something delicious. RSVP
Earth Day Initiative (EDI), March For Science NYC (MFS), and EcoArt Project will host an interactive art exhibition during the Earth Day 2021Virtual Festival. The exhibition features workAlex Nero, Peter Gerakaris, Cicely Carew, Stephen Mallon, Sam Nester, and Hara Woltz. Guests can create a virtual avatar to explore the fest, attend discussions, and more. Check it out April 18-19. Register for free here.
Board and Brush in Santa Monica has reopened for DIY home decor and wine workshops. Learn how to make wooden signs in a variety of styles and other fun crafts.
LACMA and Snap Inc. present LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives. Per a release: “This multi-year initiative brings together local artists and technologists to create virtual monuments that explore just some of the histories of Los Angeles communities in an effort to highlight perspectives from across the region.” The first batch of augmented reality monuments are available to see now.
The LA Times Festival of Books is the nation’s largest in-person literary event. Due to the pandemic, events will be held virtually this year from April 17-23. The lineup includes Guy Raz, Mindy Thomas, Terry and Rebecca King Crews, Don Lemon, Gustavo Arellano, and many more. Most of the events are free with registration, while some require a book purchase.
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace has reopened with free reservations for small, socially distanced groups. Guests are welcomed back to enjoy an hour-long PetSpace Experience that includes a behind-the-scenes presentation of the workings of Annenberg PetSpace, activities for kids, a visit to the all-new Critter Corner, and a live Pet Encounter! Bookings are available now.
Monica is available Monday-Friday
from 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
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